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Brooklyn Paper | 07.06.16

Fort Greene comedian delivers Independence Day talk on slavery

Baratunde Thurston

D&S advisor Baratunde Thurston performed Frederick Douglass’ speech ‘What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?’ on Independence Day.

“I though it was tremendous,” said Thurston. “I’m not a Frederick Douglass scholar but I’m definitely a fan, and I think the more people learn about him the more they respect them — or else they’re a terrible person, or an idiot.”

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